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A University sole my Artwork? Really?

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 13, 2012, 11:27 AM
I mean come on, a Multimedia University has to resort to searching the web and then stealing somebody's artwork for a promotion poster for some event?  Doing a google image search turned up one of my pieces here:…

Original here:…

So not only did they steal the image, the removed my name by cutting the top part of the image and blending into the bottom.  Then they dress it up and advertised. I had to go to a currency calculator to find out what the RM3 they were charging was in US dollars.  $0.94??  Oh man, I'm going to be in the money now! Not.

So at this point I could send a Cease and Desist Letter, however the event took place almost 7 months ago.  I can send a DMCA take-down notice as well.  But really, I'm so irked this was used at an ART SCHOOL in a commercial capacity that I almost want to go straight to a lawyer.  If nothing else than to make the point that stealing  will get you the sharp end of my boot.

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Journal Entry: Sun Jun 17, 2012, 9:43 AM

Our 18th release is a tribute to that which gives us all huge amounts of inspiration. The natural world. Nature has been an inspiration for those of an artistic bent for time immemorial, from cave men drawing the animals around them on cave walls to the great impressionist Monet's landscape paintings. At The Luminarium we are no different, so Gaia we salute you.

Our 18th release is a tribute to that which gives us all huge amounts of inspiration. The natural world. Nature has been an inspiration for those of an artistic bent for time immemorial, from cave men drawing the animals around them on cave walls to the great impressionist Monet's landscape paintings. At The Luminarium we are no different, so Gaia we salute you.

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Journal Entry: Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:54 AM

The Luminarium presents our 17th Exhibit: Illuminate IV. This exhibit is bursting with high quality artwork; from the atmospheric science fiction paintings of featured artist Kuldar Leement and the ever-present Bobby Mears to the stunning landscape photography of Edan Trevethick or the abstract creations of Thor Johannessen this exhibit definitely has something for everyone.

Return To Avalon

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 22, 2011, 7:03 AM

Thank you for all the fav's and comment in regards to Return to Avalon.  This is one of my personal favorites and has appeared (in one for or another) on the cover of Sci-Fi Almanac 2010 Edition (…), Captain Future published by Golkonda Verlag in 2010 (…), and issue #13 of 3D Art Direct (…).

Initial versions from the creation of Ghost of Avalon can be found in this journal:…
For those interested there are a few variations that I generated but ultimately rejected:

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Journal Entry: Thu Dec 8, 2011, 12:14 PM

The Luminarium Presents our 16th Exhibit: Asylum. Escape...we long for it. We long to just run away from the insanity of this world-from reality itself. We seek asylum in the darkness, in the safe havens, in the deep, and the beyond. We cover ourselves from persecution, seeking to destroy our being. We awake from our worst dreams, hoping for a better reality. No matter what, when reality hits us hard, we all hide; we all find refuge, be it mental or physical. This is our escape. This is our Asylum.

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Journal Entry: Mon Jul 18, 2011, 8:48 AM

The Luminarium presents our 15th exhibit Sequential. Life passes us by in sequence; we are surrounded daily by events that astound us, move us, and affect us. Together we capture the Sequences of our imaginations, and reel in the transformations of our ideas.

We have also had our previous exhibit Energy featured in Advanced Photoshop Magazine Issue 85, so go check it out!

And finally one of our Administrators Sean Cruz is working on a RPG project called Project Auro, if you think you can help him out check his DA journal here:

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Journal Entry: Sun Mar 20, 2011, 4:03 PM

The Luminarium presents our 14th exhibit and it is one of our biggest-an exhibit our artists have attacked with energy. Sound, movement, and life, they all have one thing in Energy can be found in some of the strangest and subtle forms, from right here on our very own planet to the deep areas of space. Energy is everywhere. We may not always be looking for it or see it with our eyes, but hidden beneath what we cannot see is something powerful and once it takes over you, there's no stopping it. It's up to you to harness that energy and use it.

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  • Drinking: Monster

Illuminate III

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 22, 2010, 6:42 AM

Illuminate III is the continuation of the Illumination series that entails open-ended ideas and the exploration of freestyles. In this Illuminate exhibit, our artists explore the power of light and dark; the artists venture towards the fathomless appeal that light and dark brings to reality. It is with great joy and pleasure we illuminate your way with the individual styles and explorations of our artists.

Visit to view the exhibit!

Alastair Temple
The Luminarium Administrator

Check out the News Article here:…
And the DA Group here:

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Illuminate II from The Luminarium

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 3, 2010, 12:41 PM

Illuminate II is our 3rd freestyle exhibit where we let our artists roam free and stimulate them to put their wildest ideas out there. Something we really enjoy since anything goes! Illuminate II shows the diversity The Luminarium artists are capable of presenting. Never has there been so much music to enjoy in our exhibits and never has the style of art been so experimental and refreshing. We as administrators here at The Luminarium can proudly say that this exhibit is one of our biggest and best yet. Get inspired, stimulated and enjoy!

Visit to view the exhibit!

And… to fav the news article.

The Luminarium Team

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Journal Entry: Mon May 17, 2010, 1:45 PM

The Luminarium is proud to release it's tenth exhibit: Legendary. The word Legendary brings many things to mind, and we feel that our artists have portrayed that feeling in many creative and unique ways. Legendary is also going to be Luminarium's last themed exhibit in the near future, with the next several exhibits being exclusively freestyle. So sit back and enjoy, and let us know what you think!

Visit to view the exhibit!

John Keech
The Luminarium Webmaster

Check out the News Article here:…
And the DA Group here:

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Augustus Nebula

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 16, 2010, 9:28 AM

Agustus Nebula by GlennClovis

Originally, I thought I'd make a tutorial for this but the image was such a pain in the rear and required so many 'experiments', I couldn't recreate it if I had the energy to try.  The hardest part was coming up with the overall color.  Once I had the image architecture built, I exported it to a jpeg, brought it back into PS, desaturated it and the started playing with colors.  Stars and highlights were added as a last step.  Below are some of the 14 million color combinations I came up with. I wanted to try and get away from what I typically do color-wise.

Also made a quick wallpaper of this image if anyone is interested.  The layout change really alters the image's impact.

Happy Friday!

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  • Drinking: Monster

We Are Dust And Shadow

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 21, 2010, 1:45 PM

The Luminarium has released its 9th exhibit We are Dust and Shadow, which includes the following piece from me:

Aries Prime by GlennClovis

Please go check it out!

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Ghost of Avalon - What could have been(s)

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 20, 2010, 12:56 PM

Some pieces take a long time, some take what seems like forever.  This piece was incredibly frustrating because so many variations had potential.  I'll most likely cannibalize these for a future project but I thought you might be interested in the "what if's" (these are not complete images and have been downsized):

Ghost of Avalon by GlennClovis
The Final Result

Planet Rendered in Lightwave
Planet Textures propped together from NASA and ESA images in PS
Asteroids created in Vue

  • Listening to: The ringing in my ears
  • Watching: Hulu
  • Drinking: Monster

Autumn Approaches

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 15, 2009, 2:03 PM
Kids are in school (three in High School, one in Junior High), building a shed in the backyard that has way too many parts, fall is fast approaching, which means the rain will start, just like it does just about every year, on Oct 31st, Halloween night.

Seems like I get so little time to paint now, and with the release of Modern Warfare 2 in less than two months I can foresee having even less :(

Apologies to any favs or comments I haven't responded to, I end up getting overwhelmed by 'real life' and don't spend near as much time responding as I should.  Just know that I really do value your input and favs.

Other News

IF and I stress 'if' I can get my rear in gear I'm planning on entering the Beyond the Frontier1 - Unknown Moons contest (…). I suggest you check it out and enter.

I spent the morning going through my gallery and deleting some old deviations, revamping some that desperately needed it and some general reorganization.  Some still need some TLC.

Denab IV by GlennClovis :thumb87587382: Shadows End by GlennClovis Love Song II by GlennClovis

First Daily Deviation

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 12, 2009, 6:50 AM
Wow, woke up this morning to get ready for work, turned the News on and switched on my monitor.  It took a while to register the jump in messages on my profile (especially since I was still half-asleep).

My first DD!  Sweet!

Briar Patch by GlennClovis

I've had a lot of inquiries into how I made the nebula.  I'll look into making a tutorial, it was created pretty much by mistake. ;)

Special thanks to :iconqauz: for suggesting and :icongucken: for featuring.

  • Watching: Warehouse 13
  • Drinking: Monster

New Resources Up

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 24, 2009, 2:07 PM
New Resources

I’ve been looking through my Digital Painting Resources folders on both of my computers realizing two things: 1) I have a lot of crap 2) Maybe someone else can use some of it.

I tend to like to horde the stuff I create, no matter how good or bad it is, but in this case it would be a shame to keep some of this in some folder to never see the light of day.  So I put together a zip file of various renders that I have created over the past year.

Some of these are complete garbage in my opinion, buuuuuut somebody else might be able to do something creative with them and save them from the trash bin.  The Zip file contains almost 20 layers of renders (just guessing, I’m too lazy to fire up Photoshop to count them).  Originally it had 40 layers but the zip file was way too big to upload to Deviant Art.

So here it is, aimed more towards those just starting out in Space Art, for their use and discovery.  I hope it helps someone.

Update:  Added one additional Resource Pack


LOL, good grief, I ran across one of my first pieces I put up on Deviant Art (and subsequently took down) depicting my early take on Space Art.

Oiy.  Err, man, did that suck, lol.  It’s still kind of fun to look at your the earlier work and see where you were at, how you did things and what you thought, at the time, looked ‘good’.

I guess we all have to start somewhere, huh? I can see just by looking at this first piece, that I used some of the same tutorials that other newbies have, made the same mistakes or the same interpretations, guess that part depends on your point of view.

I still don’t think I’m to where I want to be, which is good – keeps me in the learning mode.  The minute you start to think your stuff is da Shiite, you begin to lose perspective.  I think most good artists are rarely, truly, 100% happy with their work, always thinking that they could do just one more thing and their piece would be ‘ perfect ’.

Problem is the more you work a piece doesn’t necessarily translate into a better piece.  Pieces can be overworked, quite easily in fact.  Personally, I’ve found that unless I can burn through a piece within a day, it’s better to draw it out over a long span, usually weeks.  TO put it away for a few day, come back to it with a fresh pair of eyes, if you will.

Good grief I’m rambling on and on.

One final thing, one of my favorite quotes:

Man in the Arena

"It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

Since I linked to his Apophysis Resources/Tutorial in my Latest upload, figured I feature him here as well.  One of my favorite Space Artists, go check him out..
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  • Reading: Words
  • Watching: Hulu
  • Playing: COD4
  • Eating: Lunch
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Journal Entry: Wed Mar 11, 2009, 1:30 PM
I could go into some hum drum rant about the economy and our amazing ability to consistently elect some of the dumbest people in the world to positions of power, but then I'd be stating the obvious. :)

So, I'd rather talk about something more positive, such as these great artists:

:iconnisht:   ultima by nisht    :iconmeckanicalmind:   Cross Canyon by MeckanicalMind

:iconredxen:   Horizons by RedXen     :iconviko-br:   opening scene 03 by viko-br

:iconap123:   A Boy Brushed Red by AP123    :iconsamodj:   Stargaze II by SamODJ

:iconsynax444:  :thumb113404305:     :iconfacundodiaz:   Sirius B by FacundoDiaz

  • Listening to: Pink Floyd
  • Reading: Words
  • Watching: Hulu
  • Playing: COD4
  • Eating: Lunch
  • Drinking: Wired

What a week

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 27, 2009, 2:01 PM
So Boom! Last Friday rolls around and my 24" Acer Monitor gives up the ghost, just completely dies on me.  It sucks, but it's not the end of the world, figure this week I'll just go order a new one.

For some reason I waited a few days, using the plasma TV as a monitor (which it does less than a stellar job at, how can anyone work with a 1024x768 resolution? – ugh!)

Then here comes Monday, drive into work no problem, head home around 3pm.  15 miles from home my car emits the smell of burning oil, 10 miles from home I notice it's starting to make odd noises, 5 miles from home the oil light – accompanied by a huge 'STOP!' warning light starts to come on intermittently, especially when cornering or accelerating.

The noise continues to get nastier, but hell if I'm going to have to call AAA to tow my car 5 miles.  I limp home, pull in front of the house and stop.  Getting out, noticing smoke coming from the grill, I look under the car.  Oil is raining from ½ of my chassis.  Wonder-freaking-ful.  No mere oil leak this is a cracked oil pan.

When it rains it pours.

So now my baby is sitting in front of the house, waiting on parts before I get the wonderful task of replacing some German engineering.  Now would be a good time to show my 16 year old son how to work on a car.

Guess, the monitor will have to wait a bit.

Well, I wanted two 24" anyway, what's a little more time on the TV-Monitor.  Hell, that's what, lol.


Some of My On-going Projects

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  • Watching: Hulu
  • Playing: Sins of the Solar Empire
  • Drinking: Wired

Photoshop CS4 Review

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 10, 2008, 11:54 AM
Photoshop CS 4

I've been using Photoshop since version 4.0 and I half to say, finally, Adobe got it right.  This has to be the most feature-rich and dynamic Photoshop ever. Whenever a new version of Photoshop had been announced the anticipation of something truly great (on top of an already solid program) was always the hope.  Several of the versions were letdowns but a few stood out, most notably CS. CS 4 is another leap.  This isn't just something that could be better packaged as an Upgrade, this is truly and step up from the noteworthy CS3.  As one CNet review called it, "a necessary evil".


I'm not going to go into every feature, especially since I haven't used them all but there are some core things I'd like to highlight.

Clone Tool

The clone tool now incorporated a sort of preview on the fly.  As you move the mouse over your images, a preview of what will be cloned on top is super-imposed on the image, in the size and shape of the brush you are using.  This is an incredibly handy feature, one I wish they had included eons ago.

Adjustment Layers

You now had an "Adjustment" box, that will typically reside above your layers box.  In it, you have all the old adjustment layers you could previously add by going to the >Layers>New Adjustment Layer> XXXX menu, but this time in the shape of simple buttons.  In addition, they have added a "Vibrancy" layer, which so far has come in very handy for improving overall image "vibrancy" :).

Protect Tones Tick Box

Including the Burn and Dodge tools, this feature has been very impressive so far, helping to prevent the sort of saturation effect you'd get in previous versions, especially with the Dodge tool.

Tabbed Windows

Much like Firefox (and now IE), Photoshop had incorporated a tabbed windowed mode, where your images are listed in horizontal tabs, allowing for quick selection.  Also included is the ability to arrange your open windows in a variety of pre-determined patters, by simple selecting from a list. It takes a be of getting used to but it does help manage the workspace in a way CS 3 could not.


If you can afford it, buy it, like yesterday.  You won't be disappointed and it may make you fall in love with your handy sidekick all over again.  The extended version also includes the ability to paint directly on 3D images, but I have not had the time to test that feature.  Otherwise, I need to stop typing and get back to painting.



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  • Watching: Hulu
  • Playing: COD World @ War
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Insert Interesting Title Here

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 19, 2008, 9:43 AM
Okay, now for something very profound......



Okay, I've got nothing....

On another note here are some of my recent favorites.  There are so many exceptional artist on this site it's obviously hard to choose, but the following have been very impressive and personally inspiring:

In No Particular Order

:icondavemetlesits: - davemetlesits
Times are changing by davemetlesits

:iconsynax444: - synax444
A Gathering of Imaginations by synax444

:iconchromattix: - priteeboy
Force of Nature by Chromattix

:iconerikshoemaker: - kire1987
Crucifixion by ErikShoemaker

:iconbloknayrb: - bloknayrb
Green is the Color by bloknayrb

:iconlotay: - Lotay
Shadow Of The Sun by Lotay

:iconsanmonku: - sanmonku
Sigma 21 by sanmonku

:icondemosthenesvoice: - DemosthenesVoice
T h e  L a s t  G o o d b y e by DemosthenesVoice

:iconakenbosch: - AkenBosch
Homecoming by AkenBosch

:iconjesus-tks: - Jesus-Tks
Exodus by Jesus-Tks


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Artists to Check Out

In no particular order:

:iconsynax444::icondavemetlesits::iconchromattix::icondemosthenesvoice::iconerikshoemaker::iconbloknayrb::iconjesus-tks::iconlotay::iconakenbosch::icongucken: :iconkaioshen: :iconbaro: :iconmacrebisz: :iconmancombseapgood: :iconsumopiggy: :iconleventep: :iconsanmonku: :iconnisht: :icontobiasroetsch: :icondanluvisiart: :iconnameless-designer: :icongabrielgajdos: :iconwanbao: :iconpr3t3nd3r: :iconseancruz: :iconjoeyjazz: :iconomen2501: :iconhideyoshi: :iconadamburn: :iconleonidafremov: :iconburning-liquid:

  • Listening to: Hulu
  • Reading: On War - Carl Von Clauswitz
  • Watching: Hulu
  • Playing: COD4
  • Drinking: AMP